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In Advanced Project Management, participants will learn...

  • Set clear project expectations that leave no room for confusion
  • Gather the real requirements from every stakeholder
  • Easily sequence project tasks and activities according to your WBS
  • Create accurate project schedules
  • Facilitate challenging conversations between stakeholders and the project team
  • Understand how to plan for the unknown and unexpected risks that your projects may face
  • Identify how to capture the full value of a project by reviewing the lessons learned

Project management is a big responsibility in any organization. Your stakeholders are expecting a project delivered on time and on budget that exceeds expectations. This course will help you elevate real-world skills to prevent or mitigate problems that plague projects.

You will discover how to communicate with stakeholders in a way that reduces assumptions and minimizes conflict. You will be challenged to use proven methods for estimating your schedule and budgets as well as mapping potential project risks and effectively monitoring and controlling the cost of the project.

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    Project initiation

    • Why the perspectives differ
    • Specific hurdles that block successful project fulfillment
    • Begin with a clear vision of the project expectations

    Project scope management

    • How to define the project objectives, deliverables, milestones, requirements and exclusions
    • Why a WBS is necessary
    • How detailed should the WBS be?
    • Map the business—how to gather the real requirements
    • The tools that can help you get the level of detail you need
    • Perform a root cause analysis
    • Capture all the tasks—how to list and order a project’s many activities
    • Use the driving constraint to control scope creep

    Project time management

    • Build and maintain project schedules and deadlines
    • Estimate the time dimension—3 most important time elements
    • Use PERT analysis to determine task duration
    • Understand dependencies and how they affect the project schedule
    • The 4 types of dependencies most often used by project managers
    • Perform critical path analysis
    • Estimate the time dimension and resource allocation
    • The questions that can help you see risks that may impact the schedule

    Stakeholder and communication management

    • Develop a realistic communication plan
    • Communication dimensions that need consideration
    • Get help from the project sponsor
    • Gain the support of powerful stakeholders
    • Let the project team know what’s expected of it
    • Lead virtual project teams—common areas of concern
    • Facilitate challenging discussions
    • When “no” doesn’t work—how to call upon your negotiation skills
    • Delegate—the right way
    • The context of conflict—common sources of conflict for a project team
    • The personal side of conflict

    Cost and quality management

    • Estimating costs—how to improve accuracy of your estimates
    • Examples of estimating techniques
    • Controlling costs—what EVM is and how to calculate it
    • Tools you can use to control quality

    Risk management

    • Understand what’s at risk—how to plan for the unexpected
    • Determine probability and impact of risks—risk mapping
    • Perform quantitative risk analysis
    • Plan risk responses
    • The risk register and RACI charts

    Closing your project

    • 15 “to-do’s” to make sure your project is fully completed
    • How to accurately measure your project’s outcome
    • Capturing full value: Project’s lessons to make your next project even better
    • Questions to ask about your own project management performance